Weekend Reading: “Creating Signature Stories ” By David Aaker

Marketing Insider Group

For the 160th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed David Aaaker, “The Father of Modern Branding” about his newest book, Creating Signature Stories: Strategic Messaging that Energizes, Persuades and Inspires. The post Weekend Reading: “Creating Signature Stories ” By David Aaker appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

7 Examples of Email Signatures That Drive Conversions

Hubspot

Through the employee email signature. It seems simple, but by pairing an on-brand signature with a clickable call-to-action banner in every employee email signature, teams can use email signature marketing to help fuel their broader company goals.

Interesting Infographics: Signatures of Tech Entrepreneurs

LEADership

This infographic , created by MyPrint 24/7, explores the signatures of some of tech’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders. By examining their signatures, we’re able to get a glimpse into their personality.

Is Your Own Work Worthy of Your Signature?

Marketing Craftmanship

Craftsmanship Requires Accountability. Artisan” was the term used before the advent of mass manufacturing to describe people who made things or provided services with a distinctive touch and flair in which they took personal pride.

Rebooting your Strategic Content and Communications: A Formula for an Evolved Enterprise

Speaker: Mat Zucker, Partner, Prophet

The framework starts with your base brand story, tackles naming, nomenclature and voice and moves into content strategy and signature content including thought leadership, storytelling and content marketing. Engage with signature content opportunities.

What Does Your Signature Say About You? Analyzing How Top Entrepreneurs Sign Their Name [Infographic]

Hubspot

When I was a kid, I remember practicing my signature in a pocket-sized composition notebook in case I got famous one day. At the time I hadn't put much thought into what the style of my signature said about my personality, but as it turns out, signature analysis is actually a real thing.

Tricking MS Outlook To Get Embedded Signature Links

B2B Marketing Savvy

Things like: does your signature line include links to things like Twitter or LinkedIn or Facebook? If you run MS Office ‘07, the hyperlinked signature option is functional; If you’re like I was and “stuck&# w/an earlier OS version, I needed a workaround.

Create a Social Media Optimized Email Signature

Hubspot

Anyone with an index finger and 3 minutes can make a great looking and social media optimized email signature with WiseStamp. For example my new signature looks like: This only works if you are using Firefox, Chrome or Safari AND if you are using Gmail as your email client.

10 Clever Ways Your Email Signature Can Support Your Marketing

Hubspot

Yes, your personal email signature can provide a serious marketing opportunity. You are most likely already using your own email signature to provide information about who you are and where you work. Wondering what exactly you can promote through your email signature?

The Social Media Email Signature

WebMarketCentral

In the old days, email signatures pretty much just mirrored business card information: name, company, title, phone, fax (gotta love that 80's technology still hanging on!) For most people, that's still the only information their email signature provides. signatures.

Sales Tool Spotlight: Docusign

Sales Intelligence View

Cue the spotlight for DocuSign , the e-signatures application that completely changes the sales game for companies that require contracts and signatures to close business. Now, we can upload and store documents in the cloud, securely, and send signatures with only a browser.

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How to Create a Cool Social Media Email Signature

WebMarketCentral

One of the most popular posts ever on this blog was The Social Media Email Signature , in which I noted that "In the old days, email signatures pretty much just mirrored business card information (which is still the case for most people).A Type in a name for the email signature (e.g.,

5 Great Mobile Website And App Examples

Marketing Insider Group

Irish Spring – Signature marketing campaign Last year, Colgate-Palmolive subsidiary Irish Spring launched a campaign for it’s new body wash.

Many Agencies Do Content Marketing – But Do They Really?

Marketing Insider Group

A few weeks back a fellow marketer responded to a question and the name of the agency in her email signature caught my eye, so I visited her site find out exactly what they do. I subscribe to a tech and entrepreneur listserv to stay connected to our community.

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Retarget Your Way to Greater Sales

Sales Intelligence View

Email Retargeting: By placing a line of code in the html of your email or in your signature line, you can tag people on your email list to receive your company ads when surfing the Internet. The chance to make an online sale is not a one shot deal.

7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

The Point

Email Signatures – design a custom HTML email signature banner promoting the show and provide it to your sales, pre-sales, and customer support team, along with instructions on how to add the signature in popular email clients. Signatures can be an extremely effective (and free!)

3 Easy Ways to Stretch Your B2B PR Budget by Displaying Your Own Press

B2B PR Sense

Your Email signature. Display Your Press in Your Signature Line. Your email signature is another perfect way to show off your recent press. Displaying your press in your signature line will drive traffic back to your site, making further use of your PR.

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3 Simple Ways to Make Your PR Campaign More Effective

B2B PR Sense

PR Campaign Tip #2: Use Your Email Signature as a Billboard. When you send a non-automated email, you likely have a digital signature. If you're offering a new ebook, include in your signature line a CTA to the landing page for your content.

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Are Your Prospects Scared to Talk to Strangers? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Taha Sheikh | Tweet this Personalized email signatures are a powerful way for you and your sales team to foster stronger relationships with your prospects.

CMOs Should Leverage Identity Confirmation Tools to Validate Stakeholder Sign-Off

Modern Marketing

There are many ways to authenticate an e-signature. The main things that I look for in an e-signature solution are: Does it allow for stakeholders to sign-off from anywhere? This tool, which is legally the same as a handwritten signature, grabs the attention of decision-makers.

Dreamforce 2013 – Chill Out and Drink Up

Reachforce

Our signature, ice driven drink was the Blue Kamikaze — a throwback to an earlier cocktail era and Oh So Tasty. Dreamforce 2013 welcomed an earth-shattering 135,000 attendees, and it took exactly 30 seconds to get a badge.

5 Predictions for Influencer Marketing in 2016

Onalytica B2B

For example with the growing number of influencer databases and advancements in topic matching, it is now possible to use natural language algorithms to analyse the text in a PDF or a web page to build a signature.

How to Get More Blog Traffic – Content Promotion Checklist [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Link back to posts in your newsletter (obvious) and also your email signature (less obvious). With apologies to George Berkeley , if a blog post is published but no one shares it on social media, does it make an impact?

This Bro Loves Denny’s Marketing So Much That He Rallied Change.org to Get Him Hired

Contently

In turn, the drunchies giant told Haskins that they’d interview him if he got 100 signatures. His petition now has over 500 signatures, and Haskins has a “video information session” with the company tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. What did you do to get more signatures?

Infographic: How Consumers Feel About Branded Emojis

Contently

Or Taco Bell, which launched a Change.org petition to create a taco emoji, and got over 30,000 signatures. In 2015, for the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year wasn’t a word. It was an emoji—specifically, the “face with tears of joy” emoji.

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5 Steps to Strategically Reboot Your Brand’s Content Marketing

Content Marketing Institute

Engage through signature content opportunities. Here are three of the most effective: Signature stories. Content is a brand’s currency to demonstrate relevance and, with emerging channels and interfaces like chat and voice, it’s bringing brands closer to their customers.

Top 10 Tips for Building Effective ABM Plays

Engagio

If you are writing emails on behalf of someone else on your team (for example, an executive) frequently, try to sit down with them and ask for stylistic tips for that person, such as introduction, word choice, punctuation, and signature. Create a global signature for your team to use.

How to Capture Captive Audiences With Content

Content Marketing Institute

Email signature lines. As the Convince & Convert team shares , your email signature (and all your employees’ signatures) offers prime real estate to engage a captive audience with your content. Email signatures offer prime real estate to engage a captive audience w/ #content.

5 Simple Ways to Write Better Emails

Act-On

The signature lines tell me a lot about who he is. How much time do you spend on emails every week? If you’re average, it’s about 28% of your time ‒ almost one and a half days out of every week. So … how much of that time do you think is wasted?

Keeping up with ABM: tips from the FlipMyFunnel conference

Biznology

Sigstr will also enable personalized banner ads within your company email signatures for an extra marketing touch. I attended my first FlipMyFunnel conference this month, and picked up some fresh insights into Account Based Marketing (ABM).

6 Things to Update Before Starting Your Next Job Search

Hubspot

That meant not only updating my resume, but updating my personal brand, my social media profiles, my email signature, and more. 4) Update your email signature. Just be sure you're not making any of these 15 common email signature mistakes.).

How to Sell When You’re on Vacation: Tips for Putting Your Out-of-Office Reply to Work

Hubspot

The right words in your out-of-office reply and your signature could spark prospects' interests and lead to a sale down the road. Here’s how to get two undervalued email assets, your signature and out-of-office replies, to work for you -- even when you’re not working.

Back to Basics: How to Write an Effective Business Blog

Act-On

Also, make sure to sync up links to your blog on all your collateral – from website to social media to your email signature. Update your email signature with a link to your latest blog. Today we are going to get back to one of the basic elements of digital content marketing: blog writing. While this medium has been around for nearly two decades, I’m often surprised that clients still have questions about what a blog should include and how it should flow.

4 Content Promotion Strategies to Increase Engagement

Modern B2B Marketing

Promote Content in Your Email Signature. By encouraging employees to promote content in their email signature, you can take advantage of this under-utilized channel and increase the visibility of your content.

How ECI Telecom Discovered the Surefire Sign that Sales and Marketing Are Aligned

B2B Lead Generation

Alignment is an attitude, not a signature. It didn’t matter that we had a written process, it didn’t matter that we had signatures – Sales wasn’t aligned at all,” Levy says.

The rise and fall of the Trump lifestyle brand

Biznology

Trump Signature Collection of clothes at Macy’s. The roller coaster ride behind the Trump brand and his merchandising empire over the past 20 years is a perfect example of what happens when a personal brand loses its credibility and integrity.

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How to Boost Your Thought Leadership PR with a Powerful Personal Brand

B2B PR Sense

Create a Signature Piece of Content. A signature piece of content, such as a book, special guide, or white paper, will set you apart from your peers.

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Your Must-Have Checklist for Successful Blog Promotion (Infographic)

Content Marketing Institute

For example: Add a link to your email signature so it appears at the bottom of each message you send. Blog promotion tip: Add a link to it in your #email signature, says @BrodyDorland.

Meagen Eisenberg, VP of Customer Marketing at DocuSign: Why “Buyer DNA” Effects Content for Demand Generation Programs [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

Their platform supports legally compliant electronic digital signature processes. Delivering “the right content to the right persona at the right time” could well be the mantra of the demand generation function of business today.

Marketing Thought Leader: Kasey Kaat – Digital Marketing Manager @ Zapproved

Cody Ward

Another often untapped outlet I’m excited to roll out at Zapproved is through our email signatures. Kasey Kaat. Digital Marketing Manager @ Zapproved. I am one of those lucky individuals who gets to use both the analytical and creative sides of my brain each and every day.